Lagos sustaining improved infrastructure, service delivery through LASIAMA

The cardinal agenda of the Babajide Sanwo-Olu led administration in Lagos State is to make life more meaningful to residents of the state as a responsible, responsive government desirous of the welfare and wellbeing of its citizens.

One key area or measure that has been adopted to achieve this aim is to ensure that government agencies are functionally responsive to the people whom they are supposed to serve.

Cognizance of the need to make these agencies perform their statutory roles without any form of encumbrance or inhibition of any sorts, a specialized agency known as Lagos State Infrastructure Assets Management Agency (LASIAMA).

The core mandate of the specialized agency is to ensure that Lagos State Government owned assets and infrastructure are functional to cater for the needs of the citizens.

According to the legal instruments setting it up, LASIAMA aims to “Develop a consistent approach to Asset Management across all Ministries, Department and Agency (MDAs) of government with the exemption of assets concessioned to an operator under a Public-Private Partnership Agreement.”

This the agency has carried out creditably since its establishment in 2012.

Recently, the agency undertook complete repairs of assets belonging to the Lagos State Fire Service after series of audits carried out revealed the serious level of dilapidation of assets in most of its (service centres) across the state.

Commenting on the initiative tagged, “Fire Service Rejuvenation Initiative’, the General Manager of the agency, Adenike Adekambi stated that the project was an all-encompassing one owing to years of total neglect that the stations have suffered in recent times.

“The five stations were in bad shape because they had problem with power, water, wondows and general infrastructure. The environment we saw in virtually all of them was very dirty.”Adekambi said.

She stated that since her agency embarked on efforts to rejuvenate them and bring them to proper shape, a lot has so far been achieved with works reaching over 70 percent.

 

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